Nikon Instruments Opens Popular Vote for 2011 Nikon Small World Competition

Nikon Instruments Opens Popular Vote for 2011 Nikon Small World Competition


Melville, NY—Putting the power in the hands of the people for the fifth year running, Nikon Instruments announced that its 2011 Small World Photomicrography Competition popular vote is now open.

Visitors to will have until 5:00 pm EDT on October 31 to vote for their favorites images from the more than 100 finalists chosen by this year’s panel of judges. The popular vote winner will be recognized this fall, along with the judges’ selection of 2011 Small World winners—narrowed down from almost 2,000 entries.

“For 37 years, the Small World judging panel has featured some of the most esteemed names in science, scientific imaging and science journalism, each offering their unique insights in the selection of our incredible winners,” said Eric Flem, Communications Manager, Nikon Instruments. “With the popular vote, scientists and enthusiasts alike can serve as judges. We hope fun activities like this help create an awareness of photomicrography and spark the public’s interest in learning more about this art form, science and what we do at Nikon.”

Nikon Small World is the oldest competition of its kind. It has become the top forum for showing the beauty and complexity of life as seen through the light microscope, and it celebrates the world’s best photomicrographers who create beautiful imagery while demonstrating a variety of scientific disciplines.

Top images from the 2011 Nikon Small World Competition will be exhibited in a full-color calendar and through a national museum tour.